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Conowingo Bridge

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Description 

"Bridge" was actually two separate structures, a three-span bridge on the east end and a seven-span bridge on the west side, connected by a short embankment across an island. Two of the spans were recycled for use in a nearby bridge (see "Related Bridges").

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Conowingo Road
Location
Harford County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1859; parts washed away during flood 1864; Flood destroyed two spans 1904; Spans replaced with iron spans 1906; Fire destroys 7 spans 1907; Spans replaced with iron spans 1909; Removed 1927 as dam built downstream; two metal spans reusedsed nea
Design
Burr arch-truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66296, -76.17562   (decimal degrees)
39°39'47" N, 76°10'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/399156/4391010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conowingo Dam
Inventory number
BH 65044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,880)
Built 1859 (22)
Built during 1850s (371)
Burr arch-truss (335)
Harford County, Maryland (32)
Lost (22,232)
Lost 1927 (44)
Lost during 1920s (375)
Maryland (694)
Replaced by new bridge (14,830)
Through truss (14,024)
Truss (31,212)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated details on design, location, history
  • December 27, 2014: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 

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